Monday, April 11, 2011

Pg. 69: Laurel Corona's "Finding Emilie"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Finding Emilie by Laurel Corona.

About the book, from the publisher:
Woman is born free, and everywhere she is in corsets....

Lili du ChÂtelet yearns to know more about her mother, the brilliant French mathematician Emilie. But the shrouded details of Emilie's unconventional life—and her sudden death—are elusive. Caught between the confines of a convent upbringing and the intrigues of the Versailles court, Lili blossoms under the care of a Parisian salonniÈre as she absorbs the excitement of the Enlightenment, even as the scandalous shadow of her mother's past haunts her and puts her on her own path of self-discovery.

Laurel Corona's breathtaking new novel, set on the eve of the French Revolution, vividly illuminates the tensions of the times, and the dangerous dance between the need to conform and the desire to chart one's own destiny and journey of the heart.
Learn more about the book and author at Laurel Corona's website and diary.

Laurel Corona's books include The Four Seasons: A Novel Of Vivaldi’s Venice and Penelope’s Daughter.

The Page 69 Test: The Four Seasons.

My Book, The Movie: The Four Seasons.

The Page 69 Test: Penelope's Daughter.

The Page 69 Test: Finding Emilie.

--Marshal Zeringue